Total consumer industry deals for Q3 2020 worth $60.91bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 96.9% over the previous quarter and a drop of 16.01% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $72.6bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 13.1% over the last four-quarter average with 1252 deals against the average of 1441 deals.

In value terms, Asia-Pacific led the activity with deals worth $21.41bn.

Consumer industry deals in Q3 2020: Top deals

The top five consumer deals accounted for 31.3% of the overall value during Q3 2020.

The combined value of the top five consumer deals stood at $19.07bn, against the overall value of $60.91bn recorded for the month.

The top five consumer industry deals of Q3 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) EP Global Commerce’s $5.85bn acquisition of Metro

2) The $3.69bn private equity deal with William Hill by Apollo Global Management and Caesars Entertainment

3) Reliance Retail Ventures’ $3.33bn asset transaction with Future Group

4) The $3.2bn asset transaction with The Kraft Heinz by Groupe Lactalis

5) Meritage Group’s acquisition of Les Schwab Tire Centers for $3bn.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.